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    • dani
    • 18.05.10 | 21:57 (IDT)

    withdraw from the west bank, like the withdrawal from lebanon and gaza, will bring only terrorism. israel's lurch to the right is a response to its situation. the vast majority of the population is not right wing, but sits on its hands, waiting, and votes for the people who are not likely to create another lebanon. the question is which is worse -- to conintue to occupy the west bank and suffer a moral decline, or to withdraw from the west bank and suffer terrorism. it would be an easy answer if qalqilya was not on the outskirts of tel aviv, but like some chechnya or tibet -- far from the population centers. just remember america's resposne to 9/11 -- to go to a far away country and invade. israel has been under this stress for generations, and still retains some of its humanity.

    from the article: A Special Place in Hell / Rebranding Israel as a state headed for fascism
    First published 15:12 18.05.10 | Last updated 15:12 18.05.10
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